I am so ready for fall ya’ll! Here in the south, we are still fighting temperatures that range from the low 60’s to the high 80’s. As is the norm with our weather, it will be cool in the morning but by lunchtime, it is well on the way to the upper 80’s. We are so used to this fluctuation in temperatures, we just take it in stride. Within 3-4 weeks, the mornings will have a nip in the air and the afternoons will be a balmy 65! In preparation of this change in the weather, I am slowly transitioning our closets. Caitlin will need her hoodies and long sleeve tees before too long. For me, I will be making my favorite fall inspired coffee drinks. And to celebrate National Coffee Day, I am going to make one of my favorites, is a White Chocolate Caramel Latte. It is super easy to make, and it tastes so good! With my new Opus, K-cup compatible single serve brewer from iCoffee, it is easy peasy to make my favorite coffee drinks any time of the day.
I will be honest, I had not heard much about the iCoffee single serve brewer before I received it. I have been using my Keurig for a few years now and getting a new coffee maker was not on my radar. One of the features on the iCoffee that peaked my interest was that it has the revolutionary SpinBrew Technology. This unique technology features a spinning needle with jets that spins, steams and stirs the coffee inside your K-cups. It is like having a mini French press inside your brewer! The end result is you get a smoother brew than you do from Keurig’s stationary needle brewing method. And don’t take my word for it! These results were from a study with the Ohio State University Science Group. Another feature I really love about my new Opus from iCoffee is the Dial-a-Brew technology. Do you have those days when you need a stronger coffee than you do on other days? With the Keurig, you get what you get, depending on the K-cup flavor you choose. With the Dial-a-Brew technology, you can adjust the strength of your brew in .5 ounce increments, from 4-12 ounces. The Opus from iCoffee has a large 75 ounce water reservoir, energy saving mode and auto shut off and a removable drip tray for larger or travel mugs. It is compatible with every K-cup, OneCup, RealCup, capusule and private label cups. It even comes with it’s own iCup reusable K-cup, allowing you to enjoy just about any brand of ground coffee. This is perfect for me because I don’t always have my stash of K-cups stocked, but I do keep a small container of ground coffee, just in case. The Opus from iCoffee is available online at Wayfair and nationwide in your local Bed Bath and Beyond, Target, and Kohl’s stores. At a price of $139.99, the Opus is competitively priced versus the Keurig single serve brewers. iCoffee also sells the Davinci single cup brewer, which offers a 55 ounce reservoir and it retails for $129.99. You can also pick up the smaller Express for just $99.99. The 12 cup Steam Brew programmable coffee maker from iCoffee sells for $99.99. One USA reader will win the Opus Singe Serve Brewer from iCoffee ARV $140. Be sure to follow iCoffee on Facebook and Twitter.
White Chocolate Caramel Latte Recipe
- 1 single serve K'cup coffee
- 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
- 1/4 cup half-and-half
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/16 teaspoon almond extract
- Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon sticks
- Brew your K-cup coffee (I prefer a medium brew coffee).
- Mix the first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over a medium heat until chocolate is melted. Add the extracts. Pour over your coffee. Top with whipped cream and garnish with cinnamon sticks.
What is your favorite fall/winter coffee drink?